We were founded as a constitutional republican form of government, where the will of the people is expressed in the Constitution, which expresses the extent of the power granted by them to the government in order to secure their natural rights.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, . . .” — Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, 1776.
When government attacks the natural rights of the people it is no longer legitimate, does not have the consent of the people, and MUST be opposed.
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” — Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, 1776.
Furthermore… it is not just the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, it is their DUTY to do so…
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, 1776.
All three of these quotes come from the same second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and pretty much boil down what the people’s duty is today if they wish to regain their freedom and independence in America. The solution is simple to see and we have the power to implement it, but do we have the will and resolve to?
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